Articles | Volume 21, issue 15
Research article
06 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 06 Aug 2021

The reduction in C2H6 from 2015 to 2020 over Hefei, eastern China, points to air quality improvement in China

Youwen Sun, Hao Yin, Cheng Liu, Emmanuel Mahieu, Justus Notholt, Yao Té, Xiao Lu, Mathias Palm, Wei Wang, Changgong Shan, Qihou Hu, Min Qin, Yuan Tian, and Bo Zheng

Data sets

First ground-based remote sensing dataset for atmospheric Ethane (C2H6) over eastern China Y. W. Sun and Y. Hao

Short summary
The variability, sources, and transport of ethane (C2H6) over eastern China from 2015 to 2020 were studied using ground-based Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and GEOS-Chem simulations. C2H6 variability is driven by both meteorological and emission factors. The reduction in C2H6 in recent years over eastern China points to air quality improvement in China.
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